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CarolM

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Hi everyone, thank you so much for all your good wishes and thoughts for my brother. He has a 1.5 inch tumour in his front left lobe and is scheduled for surgery next Thursday - or sooner if a theatre slot becomes available. He has been home for the last week where he is happier, but still confused. He has completely forgotten the doctor telling him he has a tumour and thinks he was in hospital because he fell. His wife doesn't want to tell him yet that he is going to have surgery so it will be a big shock for him when they take back to hospital next week. We are all worried for him but trying to stay positive, I haven't been able to see him since the weekend as I have had yet another cold/cough so I have had to stay away so that I don't pass it on to him, but I have had a few brief phone conversations with him.
I hope all is well with you and your families, I have started to catch up on your posts but still have about 10 pages to go....I'll get there eventually.
Take care
Big kisses and hugs.
 

CarolM

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We have had so much rain this winter it's incredible but the last 2 weekends have been unbelievable with 2 different storms hitting us full on. We have had lots of floods and even landslips in my area, with still more rain in between. The ground is just completely saturated. I lost some of a flat roof over Lola's room in 70+ mph winds. It has been patched up and covered until the weather improves enough to get it replaced.......maybe in 2021? ;) Lola has had to be moved into a corner of my kitchen because I was worried that the ceiling may collapse on him. He is cosy enough in his new house, and doesn't seem to mind where he is.
There is no let up in this rain - I'm thinking of building an ark!
Well remember to make enough room for two of each species.
 

EllieMay

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I love her face - but if looks could kill....!!!!
Lol!!!! Arrow thru the heart;-). She’s so spoiled Lyn.... I now have 36lbs of a very insistent bulldog snuggling me anytime I get still in the house,, I LUV IT! Sorry to read about your storm damages... are you still considering moving?
 

Ray--Opo

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Palm Bay Fl
I heard an owl today in broad daylight...so much for nocturnal if they're hungry. I've also seen a hawk land on the roof of my brother's car or fly over while I'm outside. Sooo when Saphire goes out by himself there's a hardware cloth lid I can lock because we also have raccoons.
I used to have a video of a owl grabbing a snake. It was during the day. I don't think I have it anymore. I captured the video on another phone.
 

EllieMay

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And All caught up again.

It is finally Friday. Perfect day for me, or at least it will be once I am done with work.

Tonight we are going to watch Craig Lucas a singer who won one of the South Africa VOICE seasons.

Have an awesome weekend everyone.

Happy Friday! Have fun tonight. We like to watch the voice here too but I don’t follow as closely as hubby does..
 

EllieMay

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I often confuse Ricky Valance with Ritchie Valens He was a young US singer who was killed in the plane with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. He did songs like Donna and La Bamba and was only 18 when he died. Very tragic loss.
Yes! They made an AWESOME movie about it but then there was the plane crash and you had to get out the Kleenex... I’d watch it again though....;-)
 

Bee62

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EllieMay

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Good morning everyone, getting the quotes on fence today. Finally I have been talking about it forever. @Bee62 I will listen to your songs today promise!😁😁
Yay!!! I will be interested to see what they tell you. I am starting to budget in supplies for another tortoise yard. Think I’m going to use 12’x 24’ tin panels this time..
 

EllieMay

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Cathie G

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I used to have a video of a owl grabbing a snake. It was during the day. I don't think I have it anymore. I captured the video on another phone.
Maybe your video got backed up in some cloud somewhere. I've run across some of my photos I thought I lost and was so happy when I found them. I made sure to download them.
 

Cathie G

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